The first 30 miles of this trip is mostly swift moving water, with a few class II rapids, through a very scenic canyon. There are about 60 campsites on either side of the river thought out the run, so camping is not usually a problem. On the last day of the trip you will find the most notable whitewater.
Mile 31.5(Washout Rapids): Washout Rapids is a class III rapid that can be run on river right. Look for the power line crossing the river at Stecker Canyon to mark the start of this rapid.
Mile 34(Gordon Ridge Rapids): Gordon Ridge Rapids is a class III rapid that starts with a 3 foot shelf. It then continues for another .5 miles.
Mile 36(Colorado Rapids): Colorado Rapids is considered to be a class IV rapid because of its potential to flip small rafts. This rapid consists of many large standing waves.
Mile 37(Rattlesnake Rapids): Rattlesnake Rapid is class IV and can be scouted from either bank. The river narrows and flows over a ledge. Run this rapid on the left to avoid the hole below.
Mile 39(Moody Rapids): Moody Rapid is the last rapid on the Deschutes River. The class II waves quickly stop in the pool were the Deschutes ends at The Dalles Dam.
Mile 39.5(Take Out): The take out is on river right at Deschutes River State Recreation Area.